2022-2023 Catalog

AFS 330 Cowboys in Africa: Social Transformation and Environmental Justice

Since the colonial era, countries in Africa have struggles with issues of governance, human rights and weak economies. Of these three, governance and economy were highly influenced by the frameworks, both ideological and structural, left behind by the colonial state. This course looks at how stewardship of the national territory, specifically rangelands, is affected by the dynamics described above by looking at case studies from West and East Africa. [GM2]